On No-ego & No-self, from Jeff’s Foreword to Bernadette Roberts’ What Is Self?: A Study of the Spiritual Journey in Terms of Consciousness.
One’s zazen must be the ultimate teacher, one’s life must be the ultimate teacher. However, relatively speaking, at a certain point in our practice, it can be very valuable – almost necessary – to encounter someone living Dharma. If that person is worth their salt, there will also be a point when they refuse to let you turn them into “the teacher.”
‘Being Without Self’, Jeff Shore